Monday, November 27, 2006

Peace no longer appropriate

A homeowners association in southwestern Colorado has threatened to fine a resident $25 a day until she removes a Christmas wreath with a peace sign that some say is an anti-Iraq war protest or a symbol of Satan.

Some residents who have complained have children serving in Iraq, said Bob Kearns, president of the Loma Linda Homeowners Association in Pagosa Springs. He said some residents have also believed it was a symbol of Satan. Three or four residents complained, he said. - link

Kearns further insisted that local stores pull all Christmas cards featuring doves and pinko-hippie sentiments such as 'Peace on Earth' or 'Goodwill to All Men' from their shelves. If you receive such cards, the homeowners association suggests the senders should be reported to the Department of Fatherland Security.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Oh, THAT'll work...

Calif. Couple Calls for Orgasm for Peace

*roll eyes*

Oh well - at least it couldn't hurt.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

You can not make this shit up.

From today's NYTimes (seriously! check the link - this is not the Onion, altho' it sounds like it.)

On Saturday, Mr. Bush’s national security adviser, Stephen J. Hadley, conceded that the president had not come into direct contact with ordinary Vietnamese, but said that they connected anyway.

“If you’d been part of the president’s motorcade as we’ve shuttled back and forth,” he said, reporters would have seen that “the president has been doing a lot of waving and getting a lot of waving and smiles.”

He continued: “I think he’s gotten a real sense of the warmth of the Vietnamese people and their willingness to put a very difficult period for both the United States and Vietnam behind them.”

This is President-as-Psychic. He can shake Putin's hand and 'read his soul', fly over devastated New Orleans and intuit what the people need (although he then forgot to give it to them), and now experience the warmth of the Vietnamese people through panes of bulletproof glass. Incredible.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Ah, Bipartisanship!

Does anyone but me find the phrase 'warrantless wiretaps' to be just chock full of delicious double entendre? (Hint: 'warrantless'.)

Anyway, the new congress doesn't intend to give the Admin everything they want here; they think there should be some (*gasp!*) oversight! How will this regime respond?

The Bush administration has a backup plan. In speeches over the next few weeks, the Justice Department will launch a new campaign for the legislation by casting the choice as one between supporting the program or dropping it altogether — and appearing soft on al-Qaida.


A reader writes in to Talking Points Memo:

Was anyone besides me delighted to note that the last two Republican senators to concede were Burns and Allen?

Say goodnight, Gracie.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Do you realize what this means??

Pluto is a planet again!

Don't forget, boys and girls

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Not Dead

In case any of my tens of readers is wondering, no, I'm not dead. I've recently taken a job with a Major Government Contractor, and blogging from work would probably be frowned upon. This restricts my blogging to evenings and weekends, and lately I've just been too busy enjoying the implosion of the kleptocracy to feel the need to comment on it. That said, today there's a couple news items that need attention.

First, President Halliburton:

This morning on ABC, George Stephanopoulos asked Vice President Cheney if he would testify before Congress if he was subpoenaed. Cheney said “probably not in the sense at that vice president and president and constitutional officers don’t appear before the Congress.”
How 'bout a grand jury subpoena, asshole? you be inclined to blow that off too? Prediction (remember, you heard it here first): in '08, Cheney will retire to someplace that does not have extradition treaties with the US. Bahrain, for example, where he can entertain Michael Jackson.

Then there's this:

A suspected terrorist who spent years in a secret CIA prison should not be allowed to speak to a civilian attorney, the Bush administration argues, because he could reveal the agency's closely guarded interrogation techniques.
Translation: we can torture you but you can never tell anyone how.

Why don't they just kill these guys and be done with it? The whole Man in the Iron Mask shtick is just getting too expensive and embarrassing.